Ole: De Gea save was one of the best

Wednesday 26 December 2018 18:34

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed David De Gea's brilliant second-half save as the key moment in Manchester United's 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town in the Norwegian's return to Old Trafford as Reds' caretaker boss.

A first-half goal from Nemanja Matic set United on our way, before a double from Paul Pogba secured the three points, despite Martin Jorgensen's late consolation. 

Scroll down to read Ole's comments following his interview with MUTV and during his post-match press conference...


"The result was great. Obviously, you win the game and get three points. I think we started off slowly and maybe [it was] the whole occasion, we took one touch too many, we didn’t create too many chances early on but, after we got the first goal, I think we settled down, we passed it quicker. There was a period just before half-time when you thought we would get the second here and it will be game over. In the second half, the first seven or eight minutes, I think we struggled then David’s save was the key moment for us. You know every team, whatever game you are playing, if you are at home or away, they will get a chance because there is quality in all Premier League teams and that save must be one of the best I have seen - probably the best.


"We wanted some experience, you know with Ashley [Young] and Ander [Herrera] you get players that have been around the block because I thought we had struggled in the second half when we started, so it just settled the whole thing down."

Ole thanks the fans following the win over Huddersfield.


"It was great to see him score two goals and he has created the goals last week at Cardiff, and now he scores them himself, so he will be even better for getting two lots of 90 minutes now and he will be fitter and fitter and improving with the team. We looked tired towards the end and now it is important over the next two or three days that we recover and get ready for Bournemouth."


"You don’t change anything in one week, but you change the mindset. I want my team to play in a certain way and I give them little pointers here and there. It’s a work in progress, that’s what it is. It’s going to take time as the players go from one manager and the details he wanted and I have a little bit of a tweak. It will improve as time goes on."


"It makes me proud, humble and I was surprised how calm and focused on the game, if I was to be honest. It felt special walking out there and hearing the crowd sing my name. Normally, they start it after I score a goal or something, not when the game is starting!

"It was humbling and makes you really proud. Hopefully, my family are proud and also the family back home watching telly in Norway. I’ll never ever forget these first two games. So I really enjoyed it."

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